Three gold medals for India in Almaty, Hima shines at Poznan meet

AFI Media

06 July 2019

New Delhi. Indian athletes bagged three gold, two silver and a bronze medal on the first day of the XXIX International Meeting G. KossanovMemorial atAlmaty in Kazakhstan on Saturday.

Mohammed Afsal in men’s 800m bagged a gold medal with a time of 1:49.12 while discus throwersGagandeep Singh (men) with an effort of 52.39m and Navjeet Kaur (women) with a throw of 54.80m added two more gold medals to India’s tally. Silver medal in men’s discus throw event also won by India’s Mithravarun (49.54m).

In women’s hammer throw, Jyothi (58.69m) won a silver medal whileAnitha (55.38m) settled for a bronze.

Athletes from host Kazakhstan, Iran, ,Tajikistan, Uzbekistanand Kyrgyzstan are participating in the two-day international meet.

Javelin thrower Annu Rani finishes 7th in Diamond League

India’s Annu Rani finished 7th with an effort of 59.35m in her maiden appearance at the prestigious IAAF Diamond League at Lausanne, Switzerland on Friday.  She threw 57.95m and 57.72m in her first two attempts while her best throw of 59.35m came in the third attempt. She ended the competition with the throws of 57.97m and 54.49m.

Hima bags gold medal at Poznan Athletics meet

Meanwhile, quarter miler Hima Das showed her class to win the gold medal in the 200m at Poznan Athletics Grand Prix, Poland with a time of 23.65s. In the same event Vismaya clocked 23.75s to bag the bronze medal. In the men’s 200m event, Muhammad Anas finished third with a time of 20.75s to bag a bronze medal. In Men’s 400m event Jeevan K.S. won the bronze Medal by clocking a time of 47.25s. Shot putter Tejinder Pal SinghToor threw the iron ball to a distance of 19.62m to win a bronze medal.